Clinical Experience With Insulin Resistance, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Patients Treated With Atypical Antipsychotic Agents
J Clin Psychiatry 2001;62(suppl 27):10-14
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Numerous reports have associated atypical antipsychotic agents with hyperglycemia, diabetes
mellitus, and diabetic ketoacidosis. Although the mechanisms are poorly understood, clinical experience
suggests that these adverse effects are major areas of concern and require attention by the psychiatric
team and primary care clinicians. This article discusses my clinical experience with glucose
metabolism impairment related to treatment with antipsychotic medications.